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the standpoint of hamas and the muslim brotherhood? >> yeah. andrea, these talks have been now under the auspices of the egyptian government but more specifically under the au spis sis of intelligence officials. they can meet with israel and the palestinian factions. it's unlikely that president m mahmoud morsi was going to sit down with any envoys. he will be heading back to cairo tomorrow to meet with hillary clinton. egyptian officials involved or familiar with them have been telling nbc news this is unlikely to be a long-term truce. this is more likely to be a cessation of hostilities in the short term to pave the way for longer discussions about the fundamental issues as to why this persistent problem keeps coming up, the siege on gaza, rockets into southern israel and outstanding issues. what we can say so far is that all indications suggest that there will be a truce at some point. palestinian factions here say they are open to it. they say nothing has been signed. they don't mind having a short-term truce. so long as egypt will guarantee the fundamental issues of the bigger problems of
and more on that in a moment. meantime, new evidence that hamas has weapons powerful enough to reach farther into israel. two of its rockets hit just south of jerusalem and others got close enough to tel aviv to set off air raid sirens. this video posted on the al qods brigade to show the rockets hamas is using. the u.n. ambassador called the targeting of jerusalem and tell aviv an escalation by hamas. three israelis have been killed since wednesday and there's a lot to get to and we begin with sarah in gaza city. you've seen missile fire explosions earlier. what are you seeing and hearing now? >> just a few minutes ago another targeted air strike. we hear a loud blast and that's been happening throughout the day. this afternoon it was just like hell here, to be perfectly honest, for the residents here. there were blasts after blasts after blasts and when you looked up in the sky you also saw the telltale signs of rockets being sent from here to israel. the entire sky at one point looked like it was criss-crossed with rockets, a very, very dangerous situation here in gaza. we also, a
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brought a swift and powerful response. israel is focused on taking out hamas' iranian supplied rockets which can travel up to 45 miles, the farthest ever. hamas has been firing rockets for years as a way to end israel's blockade of supplies into gaza. terms of a potential cease-fire are being brokered by egypt, turkey and qatari officials. israeli defense forces targeted a media building in gaza, aiming at four senior hamas operatives they believed were inside. and two people died. it is not clear if they were the ones designated as the hamas targets. hamas, which grew out of the muslim brotherhood, seized in our gaza in 2007. since then, the group has become increasingly militarized. the death toll stands at 100 in gaza including women and children. and three in israel. any others have been wounded on both sides. israel credits its anti-missional defense system known as the iron dome funded by the united states for its low number of deaths. cnn's frederick platkin was live when the system intercepted a rocket midair. >> there, over in the sky, you probably won't be able to see it here
threatening to take the next step if if hamas doesn't stop the rocket fire into israel. the next step ground troops moving in. we want to bring in ambassador dennis ross, served as adviser to four presidents and is a mideast diplomacy analyst. it's great to have you with me today. big news coming within the last hour, al jazeera reporting that the ceasefire is going to be announced this evening in cairo. now egypt will reportedly be agreeing to oversee this plan which is said to include an easing of the crossroads into gaza. so peace appears to be eminent but what do you make of the transparency of what the outline of it deal is? >> well, i think we still need to see it implemented. having spent a lot of time in the middle east, done a lot of negotiations, one thing i know about this part of the world, nothing is concluded until you actually see it carried out. it's one thing to talk about it. it's something else to do it. so let's actually see the ceasefire take hold. what i'm hearing is that by midnight their time, which would be around 5:00 our time, that's when it might actually take hol
between israel and hamas, experts say there will likely be a lot more bloodshed before the violence stops. and it's the gaffe that has some republicans shaking their heads. why mitt romney says obama won because of the gifts he gave. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 a.m. on the west. we start in gaza this hour, as people there have to fear death from above. israeli war planes have been relentless in their attacks on targets in gaza. they are hunting rocket launchers, but dozens of civilians have been killed as a result. the latest round of this conflict started wednesday, and there is no end in sight. sarah sidener is in gaza city for us. what are you seeing at this hour? are you hearing or seeing any air strikes? >> reporter: we're hearing drones above, but just five minutes before we started this show, we saw rockets coming out of central gaza, literally a few hundred yards away from us. we could see the rockets going up into the air, and they were sort of white, and then they would disappear and they were pointed, of course, towards israel
to israel this has to deescalate now. the president expressing this fear if hamas doesn't stop rocket attacks on to israel's soille he fears left unsaid is israel may retaliate and turn in to a ground war and then the idea of a two-state solution in the peace process will be in the way distant future. obviously the middle east peace process has been on hold for quite sometime. he was asked about this trip will include a visit to myanmar which is also known as burma. he was asked whether it was too soon. a lot of human rights violations taken in burma and he wouldn't have gone if aung san suu kyi didn't think it was right for him to go. a few notes to point out. one is during -- before the press conference he and secretary clinton were visiting a mondastermonastery. they were joking about getting prayers over the fiscal cliff. the president at the press conference was asked what about what kind of prayer he asked for. take a listen. >> i always believe in prayer. i believe in prayer when i go to church, back home. and if a buddhist monk is wishing me well, i'm going to take whatever go
headquarters. hamas police headquarters when he saw this picture. it was a big blast and then a big ball of fire. now, i want to show you what's happened since then. the result of that air strike. i'm going to move out of the way here. we are about 11 stories up looking down on the main part of gaza. you are hearing now some of the traffic. there's only been a few cars, but it's a bit loud up here. i want to let you see the result of that blast. you're seeing the smouldering rubble there from the air strike last night on the police headquarters. we also know that another huge hamas building has been hit today, and can you see that building destroyed. half of it is standing, half of it collapsed. a very scary day for civilians as well. we are not seeing almost anybody in the streets. we were at the hospital overnight, and we saw quite a few people coming in there. again, the death toll now at 39 here, and we're talking about more than 250 people who have been injured by all this. >> how are they actually preparing there for the possibility of israeli troops coming in? >> reporter: well, b
and hamas has claimed the lives of more than 130 palestinians and five israelis. despite hopes of a ceasefire, tuesday ended as the conflict's deadliest day. secretary clinton who rushed to the region to try to prevent an escalation of the conflict is in cairo to meet with egyptian president mohamed morsi who is key to brokering any deal. it's her final stop on an emergency round of shuttle diplomacy that also include meetings in israel and the west bank. for the latest nbc's stephanie gosk joins us and ayman mohyeldin. a report of a tel aviv bus explosion. is there any indication that the israelis now are looking at possibly having a short-term truce or want to hold out long er for a longer deal? >> reporter: well, we don't have a truce. there's a lot of talk yesterday that there would be one, and then this morning, today around lunch time this bus attack. and what we know about it so far is that they're saying it's a terrorist attack, it's not a suicide attack. we were down there earlier today and the security officials were very nervous. they were pushing us back. they thoug
will not tolerate this situation. i hope that hamas and the other terror organizations in gaza got the message. if not, israel is prepared to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people. >> that was israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in a press conference yesterday as bombings continued between israel and hamas in gaza. today the conflict is rapidly escalating. a hamas rocket struck north of jerusalem this morning and rockets landed in southern tel aviv for the first time in 20 years. israel is now amassing troops along the border with gaza and put 30,000 army reservist troops on alert. egyptian prime minister herb m candill visited and had this to say -- on behalf of the egyptian government and president we have come to stand with the palestinians. palestine is the heart of the arab and muslim world and the body is not healthy while the heart is sick. israel agreed to a brief cease-fire as the egyptian prime minister visited gaza that collapsed after they accused hamas of resuming attacks. at least 21 palestinians and three israeli citizens have been killed in the bombings.
that it may have amounted to a massacre at the house of one leading member of a hamas militant. according to israel, this is a house belonging to a senior official of hamas, but at the same time there were 12 people inside of that house, including four women and four children. all of them killed. so many people are condemning that attack. meanwhile, it is nighttime here and the people of gaza are bracing themselves for what could be another night of deadly attacks despite the diplomatic activity in cairo. negotiations are under way as well as palestinian factions as to what to do next, but those here in gaza say they are preparing for a ground invasion, and meaning if israel launches a war, they will fight and they are prepared to defend their territory as they say and on the same side israelis say they have finalized preparation for a ground invasion and now it is a matter of a political decision, and certainly something that everybody in cairo is trying to avert, but one that everybody here thinks it is not going to be averted any time soon. thomas? >> well, you talk about the diplomati
access military base pass was revoked today. >>> a hamas military leader was killed today in an air strike. israel is bracing for retaliation after hamas says the gates of hell have opened. (splashing)... (child screaming underwater)... (underwater noises). in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ ♪ ooh baby, can i do for you today? ♪ [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? align can help. only align has bifantis, a patented probiotic that naturally helps maintain your digestive balance. try align to help retain a balanced digestive system. try the #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic. align. >>> we start the second half of the show with stories we care about where we focus on our own r reporting from the front lines. in a call with donors, mitt romney reported
and hamas are growing. air strikes have already killed 19 palestinians and three israelis as rockets and shells rain down on both sides. it's an extraordinarily dangerous situation. we'll go live to the region in a few moments. >>> meanwhile, a storm is brewing on capitol hill over benghazi. in closed door sessions, lawmakers saw a disturbing video from the night of the deadly attack. sources tell cnn it shows ambassador christopher stevens being dragged out of the compound. republicans are still blasting the white house response to that attack. i'll talk to senator john mccain in a minute. >>> in new york city, president obama meets with storm survivors where more than 25,000 households are still without power. more than two weeks after super storm sandy hit. >>> we begin with the big story. the latest on the benghazi hearings. joining me is pentagon correspondent barbara starr and intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly. welcome to you both. barbara, this is really fascinating me. so general petraeus who has been at the center of this huge scandal tomorrow morning will testify at
warning civilians to get out ahead of a final blitz. the hamas loud speakers told them to stay put. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who faces re-election in two months said hamas is hiding behind civilians. >> they're deliberately and indiscriminately targeting our civilians and they deliberately hide behind their civilians. the terrorists targets are children and they use their own children as human shields. but if stronger military action proves necessary to stop the barrage of rockets, israel will not hesitate to do what is necessary to defend our people. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is heading to jerusalem to help secure a truce before israel launches a ground invasion. u.n. secretary-general ban ki moon is also there and nine arab leaders are showing solidarity with the palestinians. a big change since the last serious fighting four years ago. earlier today at the u.n., the united states blocked a joint statement condemning the conflict because it didn't mention the root cause which the u.s. says is hamas missile attacks. nbc's martin fletcher is in tel aviv
of gaza, the tiny strip of land that's home to palestinians and the militant group hamas. this battle is escalating, and alan pizzey is in tel aviv tonight. >> reporter: throughout the day, theisraeli air force struck gaza, but hamas militants kept firing rockets back. arning sirens support israeli civilians scurrying for shelters eseryone within 25 miles of the gaza border to stay at home. the tit-for-tat violence was sparked by what the israelis call a targeted assassination, that killed ahmed al-jabaari, and his son. today, more than 1,000 people turned out for his funeral and vowed to hit tel aviv in tvenge. hundreds more rockets were fired wto southern israel, most of raich were intercepted by a sophisticated israeli catedissile system dubbed "iron dome." the rockets are relatively small, but hamas is thought to have as many as 10,000 of them. fire enough, and some will get wrough. of israeli family of three was killed when one struck this apartment building 20 miles from gaza. she lived next door and refused to leave. >> it's my place. it's my city. i love this place. to >> repo
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's the guy who brought down the millennium bomber. >>> taking out the military leader of hamas and fire from the gaza strip. >> israel will continue to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people. >> we'll talk to michael oren, israel's ambassador to the united states. >>> and president obama at this hour in staten island to hear from storm victims. >>> plus, say cheese. new members of congress pose for their class photo. perhaps the last time they'll look this happy. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in new york. as the nation learns about the key players and the controversy surrounding general david patreaus, successor at the cia on capitol hill briefing members of the house intelligence committee today. joining me now for our daily fix, chris cillizza managing editor of postpolitics.com, and kelly o'donnell and correspondent pete williams. pete, first to you. talk first about what is going on in the investigation? the fbi agent who was first only known as the person who triggered this, he was an acquaintance, friend of jill kelley's. we knew he had been taken off the case,
think caution is the word for the israeli cabinet. >> do you think hamas crossed a red line by targeting tel aviv? >> absolutely. remember one thing. you have hamas, what is gaza? it's a lawless land. you don't really have a government. much of the effort of israel diplomatically is to get along and reach an accord with mahmoud abbas and the west bank but gaza is this lawless world and that is a problem because you're not really dealing with a government. you're dealing with gangs. and then hamas itself says we're not really responsible. there are some groups that are islamic jihad, there are all kinds of people. any five, six people name themselves a group and launch rockets into israel and we have this crisis. >> noga, earlier you were at an apartment where three people were killed. what did you see? >> reporter: well, what we saw was really massive, massive destruction and the british ambassador was there when i was there and he seemed i would say almost physically shaken at the sight of blood on the child's bed and you saw breakfast dishes that were kind of left in disarray and basic
there. hamas leaders praised that bombing calling it a natural response to israeli massacres in gaza. in gaza, however, people took to the streets in celebration of that explosion in israel. the white house condemning the bus bombing, going on record saying that the u.s. will stand with its israeli allies. joining me from cairo, nbc news correspondent jim maceda. jim, explain to all of us the reaction to secretary clinton's visit to the region and the impact that her presence has brought to the negotiations for a cease-fire. >> reporter: first, the reaction has been one of anxiety, anticipation, and of deep hope that secretary of state hillary clinton can now broker or help to broke err deal. they certainly don't want war right next door. many are asking where america has been for these past eight or so years. i think the overall feeling is one of anticipation, that something hopefully now can move forward. in terms of her impact today, she's met already with president morsi. she's also wrapping up a meeting with the foreign minister and we understand at the press conference she's su
just 12 miles from tel aviv. in gaza today hundreds of palestinians attended the funeral of a hamas military chief who was killed yesterday in a targeted attack. the israeli government has claimed credit for this incident, even posted video of the air strike at the precise time that it went down. it took to twitter to warn other hamas leaders to not go above ground in the coming days. hamas responded by saying israel has, quote, opened the gates of hell. last night president obama spoke with prime minister netanyahu about the escalating violence st stressing israel has a right to defend itself and urging him to make every effort to avoid casualties. amin, we saw that air strike, and a lot of people believe that was the moment this all escalated. the escalation and we've seen ebbs and flows but about ten days ago is when we saw a significant turn perhaps. >> reporter: that's correct. there are two very competing narratives about what happened. from the israeli perspective they say they've been suffering over the course of the last ten days and really over the last several years indis
16,000 reserve troops today following repeated rocket attacks from hamas operatives. air raid sirens went off in tel aviv as israeli war planes pounded hamas targets in gaza overnight. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu warns military operations could significantly increase. >> no government would tolerate a situation where nearly 1/5 of its people live under a constant barrage of rockets and missile fire. and israel will not tolerate the situation. i hope that hamas and the other terror organizations in gaza got the message. if not, israel is prepared to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people. >> joining me now is former assistant secretary of state for public affairs and spokesman for the u.s. department of state p.j. crowley. thanks for being with us. how serious will this conflict become from what you've seen here? >> we know it can become very serious. we've had these experiences in the past. you know, some handled at a relatively modest level of violence but obviously we've had a serious incursion by israel into gaza before in response to just these kinds
hamas up to this. i really don't think so because i think the egyptians sent representatives over to the gaza strip to talk to hamas. folks over there, what are you out of your mind? if they think they can provoke a war with israel and that the neighbors are going to join in, that is simply isn't going to happen. it may have happened ten years ago, but right now, if you look what is going on in syria, they are tied up. there are riots and big problems in jordan. egypt has a brand-new government. the egyptians the last thing they are going to do is going war over hamas with the israelis. hamas has to get back in the box. the question is have they so provoked the israelis that the israelis after standing up their reserves can they stop at this point or are they over the tipping point. they are going to go in and clean out that rat's nest wuansd for all. >> heather: that is what i was going to ask you. prime minister netanyahu the israeli military is going to expand the operation or prepared to. >> i do. i think they are fully prepared at this point having had rockets come in, every
and hamas exchanging fire as casualties mount. amid talk of all-out war. >> will continue to exercise this prudence and self-restraint while defending our citizens against terrorism. >> opening round, president obama and congressional leaders kick off talks to avoid the looming fiscal cliff. >> what folks are looking for and i think all of us agree on this, action. they want to see we are focused on them, not focused on our politics here in washington. >> the framework that i've outlined in our meeting today is consistent with the president's call for a fair and balanced approach. to show our seriousness we put revenue on the table as long as it's accompanied by significant spending cuts. >> i can say on the part of my members that we fully understand that you can't save the country until you have entitlement programs that fit the demographics of the changing america in the coming years. >> the president also had a special message for the speaker. >> tomorrow is speaker boehner's birthday so for those of you who want to wish him a happy birthday, we will -- we're not going to embarras
, and the assassinations it seems of t the top hamas military leader today. you know, this is a serious time for world affairs, and this is why the focus really needs to be right back on to this quickly, doesn't it? >> well, that is right. i can assure that while there may be some attention paid inside of the beltway with senator petraeus and perhaps general allen, the general is well informed of what is happening in the middle east, and those two commanders have day-to-day responsibility for the area around israel and the area around egypt. >> we have video of the military leader of hamas who was blown up in his car, and you can even see the explosion here. this is released on the internet in a sort of war of the internet going on as well in the ground with both sides using it for their propaganda purposes. how dangerous do you think it is over there given what we are seeing? hamas has threatened tremendous retribution talk about the gates of hell opened? >> well, i'm more concerned of egypt. the muslim brotherhood is in power now, and it is unsteady power. they have to find the fine line between the
. so it's significant. israel has been trying to take out the long-range rocket capability of hamas attacking rocket piles but it's a major threat. >> has there been an anticipation for this type of escalation, given what's taken place with deadly rocket fire and benjamin netanyahu being very stern? >> reporter: this is the red line. there's a sense in israel israelis don't care about the small towns attacked from hamas but if it hit tel aviv, the story would change. that's exactly what hamas wants to do. they said yesterday they would attack tel aviv. israel's been trying to destroy their ability do so. but israel said they had destroyed most of the long-range hamas rockets in last 24 hours but they have been falling. another rocket did fall ten kilometers six or seven miles south of tel aviv, that fell an hour and a half ago, actually while we were driving by, we didn't see it. the capability has not been destroyed apparently. and that suggests that israel will continue with its attack. it will get stronger. and the ground invasion of gaza is possible. the prime minister netanyahu
as well. egypt played a critical role this brokering a truce between hamas and israel. hamas looks up to morsi. hamas listens them. even israel, i would argue, recognize the frounld invasion of hamas because egypt is a pivotal player and because the peace treaty was on line. that's why what happens in egypt not only affects egyptians, it affects the neighborhood and egypt relation with the person powers. in particular it affects them in the middle east and rain world. >> right now a 100-constituent assembly is working on drafting a constitution in egypt. liberals and christians walked out. so basically it's being run by islamists now. some have said part of president morsi's calculations would be fears that there would be a challenge to the legal constitution and taking the powers is a way f o short circuiting those. what can we expect to see in the constitution once it's complete? >> i mean this is really very, very important question because you earlier one of your colleagues asked me why did morsi do it. remember, morsi did it -- the reason why he wanted to invest his office was ab
inside gaza to speak with members about of hamas about the future of this truce. >> and life in the aftermath of the deadly conflicts. >>> americans coast to coast hoping to strike it rich this holiday season. that is not the federal budget deficit you're looking at. the powerball jackpot reaches $425 million. the latest on the big drawing just ahead. jenna: now we turn to the latest on the new health care law. the supreme court ordering the fourth circuit court of appeals to take a second look at liberty university's challenge of the health care law. the christian school believes americans should not be required to purchase health insurance and employers should not be forced to provide it if there are religious objections to certain provisions like birth control that are part of the health care they're providing. the move could open the door for president obama's health care law to be backed before the supreme court late next year. david rifkin is a constitutional law attorney and former white house counsel under presidents reagan and george h.w. bush. nice to have you with
. the israelis wanted to send a message to hamas, that they can pick off senior had mas leaders, the leaders of the militarization of hamas, over the past decade. they can pick off one leader after another after another and cripple the organization that way. that's what they intend to do. that's what they did. >> will it be a challenge for the obama administration, how to respond. the pictures coming in now, when have you civilians being hit, when you have israeli citizens being killed. it gets more and more difficult to say that this isn't an american problem. >> greta: the media's there and we hear the sirens and the shots, we hear the sirens in tel aviv. this is really -- that was a picture -- that's a picture of the video of the hamas chief getting killed in a car. >> reaction, democrat/republican -- u.s. stands with israel. we have to help them out. i think you are right, you can see a lot of that coming in the coming days with the administration, isn't at least verbally defiant in defending israel. >> greta: we have no idea what will happen in a couple of hours. things can quiet down.
strikes. >> but hamas is hitting back, firing accou firing rockets at random, this siren warns of a rocket's approach before taking cover. they shot down a f-16 and damaged over isreali aircraft. israel denies losing any aircraft. they are using all of their cutting edge weaponry. here a missile hits what israel is the home of a hamas leader. those are the headlines this hour. keeping you informed. cnn the most trusted name in news. >>> the jungle grows right up to the edge of the airstrip at port kituma. so where did you go? which way did you go? >> just ran straight back through there. >> with her mother dead beside the runway, a congressman and three others killed, 12-year-old tracy parks ran for safety in the jungle. >> we ran too far, and, of course, it's so thick that like once you get so far, you can't -- you get lost in your direction. >> she was the youngest of five who fled. her 18-year-old sister and a boyfriend, a brother and sister in another family. >> we just kept running and running and running. >> they feared the gunmen would be back. you thought they were going to come ki
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